Scope and Content
Title: Philip David Swing Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1963
Collection number: 537
Creator: Swing, Philip David, 1884-1963
Extent: 154 boxes (77 linear ft.)
10 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Philip David Swing (1884-1963) practiced law in San Bernadino before becoming the deputy District Attorney and District Attorney
in Imperial County (1908-15). He was appointed judge of the Superior Court of Imperial County (1919-21) and later elected
as a Republican to 67th U.S. Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses (1921-33). The collection consists of correspondence,
papers, photographs, and printed material related to Philip David Swing and his career as a U.S. Congressman, California state
official, and private attorney.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Additional Physical Form Available
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Gift of Philip David Swing, 1959.
- Gift of Swing, Scharnikow & Lewis, 1964.
- Gift of Robert Hind, 1965.
[Identification of item], Philip David Swing Papers (Collection 537). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Philip David Swing was born in San Bernadino, California, November 30, 1884;
graduated, Stanford, 1905; admitted to California bar, 1907, and practiced law in San Bernadino; deputy District Attorney
and District Attorney, Imperial County, 1908-15; judge of the Superior Court of Imperial County, 1919-21; delegate to Republican
state conventions, Sacramento, California, 1920-32; elected as Republican to 67th U.S. Congress and to the five succeeding
Congresses (1921-33); appointed member, California State Water Resources Board, 1945-58; died in San Diego, August 8, 1963.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, papers, photographs, and printed material related to Philip David Swing and his career
as a U.S. Congressman, California state official, and private attorney. Includes materials related to Swing's involvement
with the California State Water Resources Board, Hoover Dam, the All-American Canal System, the Colorado River, and water
legislation in California and the west.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Swing, Philip David, 1884-1963--Archives.
All-American Canal System (U.S.).
Legislators--United States--Archival resources.
Water--Law and legislation--West (U.S.).
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico).
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.).